Happy Wednesday everyone. Today in Web Basics we’re going to talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it pertains to your website.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that was enacted in 1990 to prohibit any discrimination on the basis of disability. Discrimination includes affirmative acts of discrimination (adverse treatment compared to the non-disabled) and failure to provide equal opportunity. Although the letter of the law does not specifically mention websites, interpretations of the law are overwhelmingly supporting that websites must be accessible to people with disabilities.
So to understand how we can make our sites more accessible to the disabled we first need to understand how a disability might affect one’s ability to … Read More